Collection of objects excavated on the site of the Roman town of Silchester (Calleva Atrebatum).

Mainly from the excavations of Reverend Joyce (1864-1878) and the Society of Antiquities (1890-1909). Includes mosaics, bronzes, stone carvings, jewellery, glass, kitchen utensils, tools, 12,000 coins and a stylised figure of a prancing horse (illustrated) which is 1st century and probably pre-Roman, 11 x 6.2cm.

Provenance

Excavated by the Rev J.G.Joyce from 1864 to 1878.The 2nd Duke of Wellington; by descent to the 7th Duke of Wellington.


Reading Museum

Town Hall, Blagrave Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 1QH
0118 937 3400
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Closed between Christmas and New Year

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